New Zealand

With 20+ years working in commercial kitchens, I’m here to share with you some of the best secrets of the trade to help you cook better, faster and to eat well. You will surprise a lot of family & friends when you give some of my recipes a try.

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How To Use The Incredible Benefits of Manuka Honey+

Have you heard about the benefits of manuka honey?

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Brown Sugar Pavlova Minis+

Brown Sugar Pavlova Mini’s The power of this seductive pavlova dessert lies hidden within its crusty exterior that once broken...

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Green with Envy ~ Mussels on the Barbecue+

Green-Lip Mussels on the Barbecue The Mussels found in the  waters along New Zealand’s coastline are as dramatic as the countryside. With their...

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How Clarified Butter Saved My Life+

have added to my fridge a silver challis, from which springs forth the elixir of life. Clarified butter which...

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The Forgotten Art of Sustainable Foraging+

The Forgotten Art of Sustainable Foraging Photos taken by Bridget Davis and Bill Mehana Some people do it because they...

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How To Make Homemade Strawberry Jam+

I come from a long line of preservers. Grandmothers on both sides of my family were world famous in there...

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Seeing Double ~ Was I dining at Bills or Bambina?+

A little birdy told me some time ago, “Next time you’re in Auckland, you gotta check out Bambina Cafe on...

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22,682 Nights Serving Burgers and Counting+

22,682 Nights Serving Burgers and Counting All Photos taken by the talented Bill Mehana 22,682. That’s the number of nights that...

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Gingernuts anyone?+

Growing up, biscuits and cookies were graded on the following scientific  scale in  my household. One for Taste,  Two for crunch,...

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